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Forward currency contracts

We can't predict the future of currencies, but we can insure it.

Forward currency transactions allow you to reduce the risk involved in currency transactions because you set the trading price for a specific period of time.

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Insure the exchange rate so nothing changes

  • You'll be able to hedge the volatility of the more liquid currencies.
  • By reducing the impact of fluctuations in the exchange rate, you'll be able to adjust your company's margins more accurately.
  • You can use it ahead of time to meet collection or payment commitments.
  • You can carry out cross-currency transactions without going through the euro, such as the British pound with the US dollar.
  • Once the risk line has been approved, you'll be able to trade online 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday.
  • You'll also be able to place orders at a previously agreed price for execution when the market offers that price.

You can choose between two hedging models:

On maturity

Both parties – the customer and the Bank – agree an exchange rate for a specific date.

Flexible period

The exchange rate you set will remain valid throughout the agreed period.

Forex with insurance:

  • bandera reino unido Pound sterling - GBP (£)
  • bandera estados unidos US dollar - USD ($)
  • bandera canadá Canadian dollar - CAD (C$)
  • bandera suiza Swiss franc - CHF (Fr., SFr.)
  • bandera suecia Swedish krona - SEK (kr)
  • bandera noruega Norwegian krone - NOK (kr)
  • bandera dinamarca Danish krone - DKK (kr)
  • bandera japón Japanese yen - JPY (¥)
  • bandera australia Australian dollar - AUD ($, A$)
  • bandera china Chinese yuan - CNY (¥)
  • bandera marruecos Moroccan dirham - MAD (درهم)
  • bandera república checa Czech koruna - CZK (Kč)
  • bandera nueva zelanda New Zealand dollar - NZD (NZ$)
  • bandera hong kong Hong Kong dollar - HKD (HK$)
  • bandera hungría Hungarian forint - HUF (Ft)
  • bandera islandia Icelandic krona - ISK (kr, Íkr)
  • Rumanía Romanian leu - RON
  • Bulgaria Bulgarian lev - BGN (Лв)
  • bandera méxico Mexican peso - MXN ($)
  • bandera polonia Zloty - PLN (zł)
  • bandera arabia saudí Saudi riyal - SAR (ر.س, SR)
  • bandera singapur Singapore dollar - SGD (S$)
  • bandera sudáfrica South African rand - ZAR (R)
  • bandera tailandia Thai baht - THB (฿)
  • bandera turquía Turkish lira - TRY (TL)
  • bandera qatar Qatar riyal - QAR (QR, ر.ق)

See Forward currency contract terms and conditions Forward currency contract terms and conditions


  • The pre-contractual information for PRIIP investment products and the key information documents are available on our website
  • Forward currency transactions require a preliminary study and approval of the risk by the Bank.
  • Forward currency transactions are formalised through a binding contract between both parties (you and the Bank) to deliver a currency for a specific amount over a specific period of time and for a previously agreed price.
  • There are certain requirements you need to meet to carry out these transactions:
    • - Be in possession of the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) currently in force
    • - MIFID questionnaire in force
    • - Risk line available
  • The duration is from 3 days to 12 months. Exceptionally, this period can be extended.


Do forward currency transactions require a preliminary risk study?

Yes, the Bank has to carry out a preliminary study before the contract is signed.

If I receive a collection or payment ahead of time, does the forward currency contract still apply?

Yes, as long as the forward foreign currency purchase and sale transaction has not expired.

How do I cancel a forward currency transaction if I don't receive a collection or payment?

By carrying out a spot trade of the currency. You'll be credited or debited for the difference between the agreed price and the market price.

Can I use part of a contract amount?

Yes, you can. You can also use the difference for another transaction.

Can I carry out a forward currency transaction ahead of time?

Yes, once the earliest date for you to use the currency future has arrived.

Why are there fewer tradable currencies in flexible transactions than in traditional maturity ones?

Because with less liquid currencies it's harder to find counterparties in the market.

Got a question?

The Bankinter Corporate help centre has the answer.